St. Pius claimed the boys’ and girls’ team titles, and Austin Sprague won the individual boys title Oct. 29 at the Region 5-AAA cross country championships at Mercer University in Atlanta.
Sprague won with a time of 16:46 and posted a 9-second victory over runner-up Zane Coburn of Grady. St. Pius had five runners place among the top 16 in the boys’ race.
Druid Hills had two top-10 finishers and Stone Mountain placed one runner in the top 10 in the boys’ race.
In the girls’ race, St. Pius claimed second through fifth to win the team title by 27 points over second place Woodward Academy. Devon Dabney was the fastest runner for St. Pius with a time of 21:37.
Team standings: St. Pius 23, Woodward Academy 50, Grady 80, Riverwood 113, Druid Hills 113.
Top DeKalb finishers: 2. Devon Dabney, St. Pius, 21:37; 3. Tessa Schwarze, St. Pius, 21:52; 4. Elizabeth Pettit, St. Pius, 21:56; 5. Emily Thurston, St. Pius, 22:00; 8. Kelsey Sullivan, Druid Hills, 22:09; 9. Sarah Fristoe, St. Pius, 22:12; 10. Katy Gilbert, St. Pius, 22:13.
Team standings: St. Pius 46, Woodward Academy 61, Riverwood 70, Druid Hills 90.
Top DeKalb finishers: 1. Austin Sprague, St. Pius, 16:46; 3. Calvin Tirrell, St. Pius, 17:05; 4. Andrew Whetten, Druid Hills, 17:18; 7. Ray Lumb, Druid Hills, 17:34; 8. Abel Abay, Stone Mountain, 17:34; 11. Andrew Anastasiades, St. Pius, 17:40.